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The sleek, contemporary interior design of L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon is visually arresting with its dim lighting, bold black and red scheme and open kitchen concept. The Four-Star restaurant from world-renowned chef Joël Robuchon specializes in small plates and snappy counter service from chefs who prepare your meal in front of you in the central, open kitchen. The color combination in the restaurant catches your eye from the moment you walk in — there are black countertops, black placemats and black base plates that stand in strong contrast to the bright red leather chairs, red-tiled kitchen, red glassware and fresh red roses on every table. Whether you’re sitting at a table or at the counter, every seat provides a show with views of the open kitchen, garde manger, hot line and pastries being made and plated with almost surgeon-like precision.
Another element we love about L’Atelier is that the food is the star — not only on your plate, but in the décor as well. In the kitchen you’ll see tall glass vases filled with water and decorative elements like thinly sliced cucumbers, carrot shavings and piles of fresh tomatoes. Take a close look at the abstract, geometrical prints on the wall. What looks like squares are actually framed pictures of whole and ground spices such as cardamom, peppercorns, star anise and turmeric.